More than 1,000 health care workers, who are members of the PEI Union of Public Sector Employees (PEI UPSE/NUPGE), have a new collective agreement. Referee Thomas Kuttner handed down the award earlier this week. The negotiating team worked hard to develop the agreement and the team joined together through a lengthy negotiation process. The ratification kits were distributed in April and the ratification meeting and vote followed on 11 May. Negotiations between PEI UPSE and the Department of Health and Welfare began in April 2009 and were transferred to conciliation in March 2010, following the lack of agreement between the negotiating teams. Conciliation did not bring the parties together and monetary issues were an important stumbling block. Subsequently, PEI UPSE and the Department of Health and Welfare introduced a mandatory interest rate arbitrage procedure on 21 September, 22 September and 1 October 2010. (more) Presidential elections are about to be elected. In June 2011, the union appealed for the appointment. Please stay there! In addition, members were invited to submit tenders to the union for grass cutting services… (more) PEI UPSE discussed openly and openly with the government the province`s persistent fiscal challenges and the need to reduce spending to reduce the deficit. At the meeting, the union presented a series of cost-cutting proposals for the government`s review and stressed that reducing services was not a viable option.
(Read the full version) Discussions on a collective agreement between pei UPSE Health and Health PEI have stalled. (more) The Union`s presidential bid committee has requested the nomination for the upcoming presidential elections. The president`s term is three years. (more) O`Shea said she expected union members to vote on the deal by the end of April. PEI UPSE launches a call for tenders for members of the year. The union also accepts applications for scholarships… (more) O`Shea said the agreement would also give nurses at least 48 hours` notice of a change of position from the current 24-hour announcement. Concerned about public health care? PEI UPSE is looking for members to participate in a rally in Halifax from July 24 to 26, 2012. Halifax is hosting the Federation Council this summer (First Ministerial Meeting) and health innovation is a central theme on its agenda. If you are interested in bringing union members from across the country for this event… (more) The Liberal government is transferring the Agriculture Insurance Corporation (AIC) from Charlottetown to Kensington. The AIC employs 44 PEI UPSE members and the union does not support the government`s decision to relocate workers.
Charlottetown (Oct 21, 2010) – The more than 1,000 PEI UPSE members working for the provincial government`s Department of Health and Welfare have a renewed collective agreement, which will be retroactively renewed from April 2009 to March 31, 2012. Shelley Ward, President of PEI UPSE, said: “Our health members` negotiating team deserves congratulations for their hard work and commitment during the negotiation process. By working together, we have reached a fair agreement for our members who provide essential health services to the people of Prince Edward Island every day. PEI UPSE/NUPGE members voted 84% in favour of the new collective agreement, which provides employees with more security and support for their positions within Community Connections.